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Product Development Manager job in WA4, Stockton Heath, Warrington

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Job Title: Product Development Manager
Job Type: Permanent
Location: WA4, Stockton Heath, Warrington
Salary: £32000 - £36000/annum
Company: CV-Library
Category: Marketing

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Job Description:
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We are currently supporting an innovative, family-run SME who are actively seeking an experienced Product Development Manager to join their team in Warrington. As a Product Development Manager you will be responsible for identifying and developing new product opportunities, as well as developing existing product ranges to further meet customer requirements. Also, you will be responsible for ensuring all new and existing products meet industry certification requirements.
Key responsibilities and duties of this role...
* To identify opportunities for new products by collaborating with Sales and Marketing
* Set design requirements based on briefs from internal feedback and external partners
* Continual assessment that new products ties in with customer needs and preferences
* Use 3D modelling software to design products and components
* Identify and work with supply partners to produce prototypes and test functionality
* Visit existing and new supply partners to develop and review products, as well as identifying new opportunities
* Understanding of new technologies, production methods and materials
* Improve the design of existing products and ranges
* Gather and collate feedback from product users and the Sales team.
* Work closely with the Marketing Department to ensure the successful launch of new products
* Prepare updates by presentation in weekly and monthly meetings
* Meet with clients (where appropriate), colleagues and suppliers to discuss the design brief
* Ensure new and existing products meeting market standards
* Develop a process of applying for WRAS approval on new and existing products
* Work to budgets, time frames and following the NPD process
* Manage product life cycles for each range and variant
The ideal candidate will have the following skills, attributes and qualifications...
* A graduate with a strong degree in either of the following or similar:
* Industrial and Product Design
* Product Design o Product Design Technology
* CAD skills – a good understanding of SolidWorks or similar software
* A minimum of three years of relevant product development experience.
* Good understanding of materials and manufacturing processes
* An interest in consumer products
* Some experience and confidence in travel for supplier visits. Mostly Europe and Middle East.
* Ability to communicate requirements with clarity to suppliers
* A high level of loyalty and confidentiality
* Team player with excellent project management skills
* Experience within Bathrooms / Kitchens / Furniture product development highly desirable OR working with high-end products
Hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am - 5pm
Salary of £32,000 - £36,000
Auto-enrollment pension
Free on-site parking
Quarterly bonus

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